RRB NTPC exam is conducted by the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) to recruit candidates for different Non-Technical posts in the Indian Railways. We shall look into all details of the RRB NTPC 2022 Recruitment exam such as Admit Card, Exam date, Exam Pattern, Salary, Syllabus, eligibility, vacancy, Application Fee, Exam Centers, Result, etc.
RRB NTPC 2022 exam is conducted to recruit candidates for the posts of Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Trains Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Traffic Assistant, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Commercial Apprentice and Station Master in various Zonal Railways and Production Units of Indian Railways. Know Station Master Salary.
What is RRB NTPC Exam?
The full form of NTPC is Non-Technical Popular Categories. The RRB NTPC exam is conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) to recruit candidates for various posts in the non-technical categories in the Indian Railways. The candidates who have completed their graduation or have passed class XII can apply for the RRB NTPC posts.
The RRB NTPC 2022 exam is conducted in four stages – CBT 1, CBT 2, Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable), and Document verification. The syllabus of the RRB NTPC exam is of Class 10, 12, and graduate levels and the exam is conducted in 15 languages.
RRB NTPC 2022 Highlights
Here are the key points of the RRB NTPC 2022 exam:
|NTPC Full Form||Non-Technical Popular Categories|
|Name of the Organization||Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fees||General Category– INR 500 SC/ST/Ex-serviceman/Women/Minorities/Physically handicapped candidates – INR 250|
|Exam Mode||Offline (CBT)|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours|
|Stages of Exam/Selection Process||
|Medium/Language of Exam||15 Languages|
RRB NTPC 2022 Notification
The RRB NTPC 2022 exam notifications will be released on the official websites of the Railway Recruitment Boards of the specific zones. The candidates should visit the official website of the specific RRB board of their zone for RRB NTPC latest updates and announcements of the exam.
RRB NTPC 2022 Exam Dates
RRB NTPC 2022 Exam Dates along with the other important dates are tabulated below:
|Release of RRB NTPC 2022 Notification||February 2022|
|Starting date of the Application Process||March 2022|
|Last date to submit the Application||March 2022|
|Last date of Application Fees Submission||April 2022|
|Last date for the final submission of the application||April 2022|
|Release of Admit Card||December 2022|
|RRB NTPC 2022 CBT-I||December 2022|
RRB NTPC 2022 Vacancies
As per the latest notifications, the Indian Railways will fill 35,208 RRB NTPC job vacancies through the RRB NTPC 2022 Exam. The bifurcation of the number of vacancies for the various posts at RRB, Bangalore NTPC is discussed below in detail.
The tentative number of vacancies for the RRB NTPC undergraduate level posts are tabulated below:
|Name of the Post||Number of vacancies (Tentative)|
|Junior Clerk cum Typist||4300|
|Junior Time Keeper||11|
|Accounts Clerk cum Typist||760|
|Commercial cum Ticket Clerk||4940|
Tabulated below is a list of vacancies for RRB NTPC 2022 graduate-level posts:
|Name of the Post||Number of vacancies (Tentative)|
|Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk||5638|
|Senior Clerk cum Typist||2854|
|Junior Account Assistant cum Typist||3147|
|Senior Time Keeper||6|
RRB NTPC 2022 Eligibility
In order to be eligible to apply for various posts of RRB NTPC 2022, one must satisfy the academic eligibility criteria set by the authority. The RRB NTPC 2022 eligibility criteria include Nationality, Age and Educational Qualification. The applicants must go through the eligibility criteria in order to fill the application form and avoid rejection at any later stage.
The details of the eligibility criteria set by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) are given below:
A candidate must belong to the following nationalities:
- An Indian citizen
- A subject of Nepal or Bhutan
- A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 to permanently settle in India
- A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with to permanently settle in India.
RRB NTPC Age Limit
- The candidates who are applying for the Undergraduate Level posts (After Class XII) must be between 18 to 30 years of age.
- The candidates applying for Graduate level posts must be between 18 to 33 years of age.
- The Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) offers relaxation to the candidates belonging to the reserved categories as per the Government’s norm.
|Category||Upper Age Relaxation|
|OBC-Non Creamy Layer (NCL)||3 years|
|PwBD UR||10 years|
|PwBD OBC-NCL||13 years|
|PwBD SC/ST||15 years|
RRB NTPC Educational Qualifications
The candidates who have passed class XII or have a graduate degree in any stream are eligible to apply for RRB NTPC 2022 exam.
However, the educational qualification for RRB NTPC 2022 exam varies depending on the posts. Tabulated below is a table briefly explaining the educational requirements for various RRB NTPC posts:
|Name of the Post||Minimum Educational Qualification|
|Commercial Apprentice||Degree from a recognized university or equivalent|
|Station Master||Degree from a recognized university or equivalent|
|Goods Guard||Degree from a recognized university or equivalent|
|Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist||Degree from a recognized university or equivalent +Typing proficiency in English / Hindi on the computer is essential.|
|Senior Clerk Cum Typist||Degree from a recognized university or equivalent +Typing proficiency in English / Hindi on the computer is essential.|
|Senior Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk||Degree from recognized university or equivalent|
|Senior Time Keeper||Degree from recognized university or equivalent. Typing proficiency in English / Hindi on the computer is essential.|
|Traffic Assistant||Degree from recognized university or equivalent|
|Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk||12th (+2 Stage) or equivalent with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate. 50% marks are not to be insisted upon in case of SC/ST / Persons with Benchmark Disability / Ex-servicemen and candidates who possess qualification higher than 12th (+2 stage)|
|Accounts Clerk Cum Typist||12th (+2 Stage) or equivalent with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate. 50% marks are not to be insisted upon in the case of SC/ST / Persons with Benchmark Disability / Ex-servicemen and candidates who possess qualifications higher than 12th (+2 stage). Typing proficiency in English / Hindi on the computer is essential.|
|Junior Clerk Cum Typist|
|Junior Time Keeper|
RRB NTPC 2022 Application Process
The RRB NTPC 2022 application form will be released online mode on the official websites of RRB.
Below are the steps to apply for the RRB NTPC 2022 exam:
Step 1: Visit the official website of the Indian Railways.
Step 2:Click the ‘Recruitments’ tab on the Home page.
Step 3: Select the RRB as per your state.
Step 4: The candidate will be directed to the official website of the specific RRB of their state/zone.
Step 5: Click on the link ‘New Registration’.
Step 6: Choose the RRB Zone for which one is willing to apply.
Step 7: Enter your educational qualification details and the community you belong to.
Step 8: Click on the ‘Check Availability’ button.
Step 9: Fill up the registration form by filling up details like Name, Date of Birth, Aadhar Card, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Class 10th Details, Mobile no., and the Email ID.
Step 10: Click on the ’Continue’ button.
Step 11: The candidate will receive an OTP on their registered email id and mobile number on successful registration.
Step 12: Login and fill up the application form by entering the details such as marks obtained in class 12th, community, gender, nationality, religion, etc.
Step 13: Click on the “Save” button.
Step 14: Pay the application fee.
Step 15: Upload your photograph and signature as specified.
Step 16: Submit your application form.
RRB NTPC 2022 Application Fees
The candidates can pay the RRB NTPC 2022 exam fees both offline and online. The candidates can make an online payment via Netbanking, Credit/ Debit/ Rupay/ Visa/ Master Card. The applicants can also pay the application fee offline via E-challan where cash is to be deposited at SBI bank.
The RRB NTPC 2022 Application Fees for various categories are provided below.
|General & OBC Category Male||INR 500|
RRB NTPC 2022 Admit Card
The RRB NTPC 2022 admit card will be released on the official website of the specific RRB the candidate is applying to. The candidates can download their RRB NTPC 2022 Admit Card by using their user ID and password.
The RRB NTPC Admit Card contains the following details about the candidate:
- Date of Birth
- Photograph and Signature
- Registration number
- Name of Exam Centre
- Date of Exam
- Reporting Time
- Exam Day Instructions
How to Download the RRB NTPC 2022 Admit Card?
Here are the steps to download the RRB NTPC 2022 Admit Card:
- Visit the official website of the respective RRB.
- Click on the link ‘Admit Card’.
- Enter the User ID (registration number) and password.
- The RRB NTPC 2022 Admit Card will appear on your screen.
- Download the admit card for future purposes.
It is recommended to bring two printouts of the RRB NTPC 2022 Admit Card along with one ID proof to the exam center.
RRB NTPC 2022 Exam Centers
The RRB NTPC exam is conducted in almost all the states and union territories in India. The candidates are allowed to choose 5 RRB NTPC exam centers in the order of their preference for the RRB NTPC 2022 exam. In the RRB NTPC 2022 admit cards, the exam center in which the candidate must appear will be mentioned.
After the allocation of RRB NTPC exam center, the candidates do not possess the right to change the exam center as per their preference.
|State/UT||Exam centers for RRB NTPC 2022 Exam|
|Andaman & Nicobar||Port Blair|
|Andhra Pradesh||Amalapuram, Anantapur, Bhimavaram, Challapalli, Chirala, Chittoot, Eluru, Gooty, Gudivada, Gudur, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kanchikachera, Kavali, Kurnool, Nandyal, Narasapuram, Narasaraopet, Nellore, Ongole, Proddatur, Puttur, Rajahmundry, Rajam, Rajampet, Srikakulam, Surampalem, Tadepalligudem, Tekkali, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Itanagar, Naharlagun|
|Assam||Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur|
|Bihar||Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Bihar Sharif, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan,|
|Chhattisgarh||Bilaspur, Durg, Bhilai Nagar, Raipur,|
|Delhi/NCR||Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, New Delhi, Noida|
|Gujarat||Ahmedabad, Anand, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Dadra, Gandhinagar, Godhra, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Mehsana, Nadiad, Navsari Rajkot, Silvassa, Surat, Surendranagar, Vadodara, Valsad, Vapi|
|Haryana||Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Mohindergarh, Panchkula, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonipat, Yamuna Nagar|
|Himachal Pradesh||Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamsala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Palampur, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Sunder Nagar|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Anantnag, Awantipora, Baramulla, Jammu, Kathua, Pulwama, Samba, Srinagar, Udhampur.|
|Jharkhand||Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi|
|Karnataka||Bagalkot, Belgaum, Bellary, Bengaluru, Bidar, Bijapur, Chikballapur, Chikmagalur, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Kolar, Mangalore, Mysore, Puttur, Shimoga, Surathkal, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada.|
|Kerala||Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, Trivandrum.|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Rewa, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain.|
|Maharashtra||Ahmednagar, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Beed, Bhandara, Buldhana, Chandrapur, Dhule, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Madgaon, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nandurbar, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pandharpur, Parbhani, Pimpri, Chinchwad, Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sangamner, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Sindhudurg, Thane, Wardha, Washim, Yavatmal|
|Odisha||Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur-Ganjam, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jeypore, Jharsuguda, Khurda, Rayagada, Rourkela, Sambalpur,|
|Punjab||Abohar, Amritsar, Banur, Barnala, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh, Sahib, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Khanna, Ludhiana, Malout, Moga, Mohali, Muktsar, Nawanshahr, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Ropar, Sangrur,|
|Rajasthan||Abu Road, Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Chittorgarh, Dungarpur, Hanumangarh, Jaipur, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Kota, Pali Marwar, Sikar, Sri Ganganagar, Tonk, Udaipur|
|Tami Nadu||Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Kanyakumari, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupur, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar|
|Telangana||Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Mahabubnagar, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Ranga, Reddy, Secunderabad, Siddipet, Warangal.|
|Tripura||Agartala, Bisramganj, Khowai, Teliamura, Udaipur|
|Uttar Pradesh||Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Amroha, Banda, Barabanki, Bareilly, Bijnor, Bulandshahr, Faizabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Kaushambi, Lucknow, Mathura, Sitapur, Sultanpur, Varanasi|
|Uttarakhand||Dehradun, Haldwani, Nainital, Roorkee, Rudrapur, Udham Singh Nagar|
|West Bengal||Asansol, Bankura, Berhampore, Bishnupur, Burdwan, Durgapur, Haldia, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Kolkata, Kolkata/Greater Kolkata, Krishnanagar, Siliguri|
RRB NTPC 2022 Selection Process
There are mainly five stages in the RRB NTPC selection process. The selection procedure for RRB NTPC 2022 exam is discussed below in detail:
Computer Based Test I (CBT-I)
The first stage of CBT is used for screening the candidates. In order to shortlist the applicants for the second stage CBT, the first stage marks will be normalized.
Computer Based Test II (CBT-II)
The candidates who clear the first stage of CBT will have to appear for the second stage of CBT. Candidates who pass the second stage CBT then have to appear for the skill exam for the positions they have applied for.
CBAT/Typing Test Skill Test
The candidates who have opted for Traffic Assistant and Station Master will have to appear for RRB NTPC CBAT. They need to secure a minimum T-Score of 42 marks to qualify.
The candidates who have applied for Junior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist and Senior Time Keeper will have to appear for this test.
The candidates should be able to type 30 words per minute (WPM) in English or 25 WPM in Hindi on a Personal Computer only without editing tools and spell check facility.
Candidates who clear the CBT-I and CBT-II and the Computer Based Aptitude Test and Typing Skill Test (where applicable) are called for Document Verification based on their merit. Selected individuals will be appointed if they pass the required Medical Fitness Test.
The candidates must fulfil the prescribed Medical Standards for the post(s) for which they have applied. The applicants should refer to the medical standards for each post carefully as the candidates found medically unsuitable for the applied post(s) will not be given any alternative appointment.
RRB NTPC 2022 Exam Pattern
The RRB NTPC 2022 written test is conducted in 2 stages:
- Computer Based Test (CBT)-1
- Computer Based Test (CBT)-2
RRB NTPC – CBT-1
- The authorities conduct the 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT) for screening the aspirants.
- The duration of the exam is 1.5 hours (90 minutes). For the PWD candidates, the duration of the exam is 120 Minutes.
- There is a negative marking of 0.25 Marks for every wrong attempt question.
- No marks are deducted if a question is left unanswered.
Given below is the number of sections and questions per section in the exam:
|Sections||Number of Questions||Total Marks|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||30||30|
RRB NTPC – CBT-2
- The normalized score of RRB NTPC CBT-1 will be used for shortlisting the candidates for 2nd Stage CBT based on merit.
- The level of difficulty of the questions in the exam varies depending on the levels of posts.
- The duration of the exam is 1.5 Hrs (90 minutes).
- There is a negative marking with 1/3 of the marks assigned to each question being deducted for every wrong answer.
|Sections||Number of Questions||Total Marks|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||35||35|
RRB NTPC Syllabus
The syllabus of the RRB NTPC 2022 exam contains the topics and sub-topics from which the questions will be asked in the recruitment exam. The syllabus of RRB NTPC 2022 exam is based on the following topics – General Intelligence and Reasoning, Mathematics, and General Awareness. Some of the topics of the syllabus of various sections of the exam are –
|Mathematics||Number system, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportions, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Elementary Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||Analogies, Decoding, Similarities and Differences, Analytical Reasoning, Jumbling, Puzzle, Statement-Conclusion, Decision Making, Completion of the number, and alphabetical series, Mathematical Operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Venn Diagrams, Data Sufficiency, Statement- Courses of Action, Maps, Interpretation of Graphs.|
|General Awareness||Art and Culture of India, Current Events of National and International Importance, Monuments and Places of India, Games and Sports, Indian Literature, General Science and Life Science, History of India and Freedom Struggle, Physical Geography, Social and Economic Geography of India and World, Indian Polity and Governance, General Scientific and Technological Developments, UN and Other important World Organizations, Environmental Issues, Basics of Computers and Computer Applications, Common Abbreviations, Indian Economy, Transport Systems in India, Famous Personalities, Flora and Fauna of India, Famous Personalities, Flagship Government Programs, etc.|
RRB NTPC 2022 Results
The RRB NTPC 2022 results will be declared within a few weeks after the exam. The candidates can check their RRB NTPC results on the official website of the respective RRB using their application number and password.
RRB NTPC 2022 Expected Cutoffs
The RRB NTPC 2022 Exam Cut-off will be influenced by the number of applicants who applied, the number of vacancies, the level of difficulty that year, the category-wise reservation criteria, and, of course, the applicants’ performance in the exam.
Based on the cutoff marks for RRB NTPC CBI I stage, the candidates 20 times the number of NTPC vacancies are shortlisted for CBT II.
The probable cutoff marks of CBT I of RRB NTPC 2022 is as follows:
|Zone||Expected Cut off|
RRB NTPC Salary & Benefits
The salary structure of the various undergraduate and graduate posts offered at the RRB NTPC is tabulated below:
Salary For RRB NTPC Undergraduate Posts
|Name of RRB NTPC Post||Level in 7th CPC||Initial pay|
|Junior Clerk cum Typist||2||INR 19,900|
|Accounts Clerk cum Typist||2||INR 19,900|
|Junior Time Keeper||2||INR 19,900|
|Trains Clerk||2||INR 19,900|
|Commercial cum Ticket Clerk||3||INR 21,700|
Salary For RRB NTPC Graduate Posts
|Name of RRB NTPC Post||Level in 7th CPC||Initial pay|
|Traffic Assistant||4||INR 25,500|
|Goods Guard||5||INR 29,200|
|Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk||5||INR 29,200|
|Senior Clerk cum Typist||5||INR 29,200|
|Junior Account Assistant cum Typist||5||INR 29,200|
|Senior Time Keeper||5||INR 29,200|
|Commercial Apprentice||6||INR 35,400|
|Station Master||6||INR 35,400|
To know the deals on RRB NTPC Salary, check here. Apart from the basic pay, the candidates are entitled to various allowances and benefits such as:
- Medical Allowance
- Pension Scheme
- Other Special Allowance
- Dearness Allowance
- House Rent Allowance
- Transport Allowance